Environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment processes, storm water, or surface water quality management

Monday, November 7, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or associate professor
Job Institution: 
California State University, Sacramento
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil Engineering at Sacramento State invites applications for a tenure track appointment in environmental engineering. The department offers BS and MS degrees in civil engineering with 13 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 800 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties will include: (1) Effectively teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) Develop and engage in scholarly activities, including research and externally-funded projects, (3) Advise students, develop curriculum, and other instructionally-related duties, (4) Develop and supervise Master’s student research, (5) Work cooperatively with a diverse student population and with faculty colleagues on department, college and University-wide committees, and (6) Provide service to the institution and community. Teaching responsibilities will include environmental engineering courses and other supporting courses in the B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering degree programs.

Required qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, and a doctorate in civil engineering or related field with an emphasis in environmental engineering. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2017.
  • A strong background in environmental engineering
  • A commitment to quality teaching and scholarship
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and must be able to relate theory to practice.
  • Professional registration in the U.S. as a Civil or Environmental Engineer or the ability to become registered within four (4) years of appointment is required.
  • Applicant must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam by the appointment date.

While all outstanding applications will be considered, candidates who can demonstrate specialization in environmental engineering that complement the strengths of the Civil Engineering Department are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with –

  • University-level teaching experience in civil engineering
  • Strong background and research interests in water quality issues relevant to California, particularly water and wastewater treatment processes, storm water, or surface water quality management.
  • Professional practice experience in environmental engineering
  • MS degree in civil or environmental engineering
  • Ability to develop an applied research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of contemporary engineering education practices

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Academic rank and starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience as well as educational preparation, university-level teaching experience, and record of scholarship.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 4, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on MySacState.

Candidates must include the following application materials as a single PDF:

  • A letter of application;
  • A current curriculum vita;
  • A two pages or less statement of teaching interests;
  • A two pages or less statement of research interest and research plan;
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three recent references familiar with their teaching, scholarly work, and/or professional experience; and
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment).

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

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About California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 30,000 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento State is also the home of the Office of Water Programs (OWP). OWP is an internationally recognized training leader for the drinking water and wastewater industry. Its continually evolving library of training materials has met the changing needs of individuals seeking professional development for over 40 years. In addition, the OWP technical staff has delivered technical expertise and applied research management services for over 15 years, particularly in the areas of stormwater program management consulting, watershed planning, water and wastewater treatment, and field/pilot studies for various stormwater source control practices and treatment technologies. OWP is a self-supporting unit of University Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit auxiliary of Sacramento State.  Other organizations of potential interest on campus include the Institute for Water Sustainability and Technology (iWEST) and the Sustainable Technology Optimization Research Center (STORC).

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition.  The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in research, internships, and employment.